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The Argentine could be out for up to two
months, but sent a message to fans via social
media to express his gratitude for the support
he has received.

Lionel Messi has thanked well-wishers for their
support after the Barcelona star was struck
down for up to eight weeks with a knee injury.

Messi was forced off after just four minutes
during his side's 2-1 La Liga win over Las
Palmas on Saturday, with the club later
confirming that he sustained ligament damage.
And the Argentina captain took to social media
on Monday to express his gratitude to fans who
have sent him their regards.

"Thank you all for your supportive messages.
For anyone who loves football, the hardest thing
is not to be on the pitch. Now it's time to
recover properly to come back. A big hug,"

Messi wrote on his official Facebook page.
As well as missing several key fixtures in club
colours, the Argentina captain is also set to sit
out the nation's first four World Cup qualifiers.

Messi then faces a race against time to be fit
for the first Clasico of the season, with Barca
travelling to the Santiago Bernabeu to face Real
Madrid on November 22.

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